No. 1 Salisbury Throttles Marymount to Stay Unbeaten

ARLINGTON, Va. No. 1 Salisbury used a balanced offensive attack to produce its highest scoring output of 2012 in Saturday's 29-5 victory over Marymount (Va.) University.

Sophomore attackman Rhett DePol had a break-out game to lead the Sea Gulls with four goals and six points. His two assists were tied for the team-high.

Salisbury jumped out to an early 8-1 lead in the first quarter. The Gulls received two goals each from senior midfielder Sam Bradman and senior attackman Matt Cannone. Cannone took a pass from senior midfielder Cory Nowak to net the team's first score. Senior attackman Erik Krum, junior midfielder Ryan Clarke, DePol and Nowak all registered goals in the quarter, as well.

The Sea Gulls scored the first eight points of the game before attackman Connor Kellogg, Marymount's leading scorer with two goals, put away the Saints' first score with eight seconds left in the first quarter.

Ten different Sea Gulls scored in an 11-point second quarter that gave Salisbury a 19-2 lead going into halftime. The Gulls won 9 of 13 faceoffs, ripped 19 shots, converted 4 of 4 clears and only turned the ball over four times in the quarter to fuel the offensive surge.

Bradman started the scoring just 62 seconds into the quarter with a goal off of an assist from senior attackman Tony Mendes. Mendes followed with his first score. He finished the game with five points (three goals and two assists) which was good for second on the team.

Senior attackman Kyle Quist netted two scores in the period to lead the attack. Senior midfielder Kyle Gallagher, sophomore midfielder Sean Fitzgerald, junior attackman Matt Pierotti and senior attackman Lantz Carter all scored their first goals of the game to add to the second-quarter barrage.

After the half, Salisbury continued to dominate with another big quarter. The team added eight goals in the third period with Mendes and DePol both scoring two. Freshman midfielder Kyle Goss put away his first-career score in the period.

In the second half, it only took the Gulls 16 shots to add their final 10 goals. The team was also successful on 10 of 11 clears; for the game, Salisbury converted all but two clears.

The Sea Gulls added two more goals in the fourth to cap off the win allowing sophomore goalkeeper Alex Taylor to pick up his 11th victory while making five saves.

Salisbury's next game will be on the road against the University of Mary Washington on Wednesday; the game is set for 4:00 p.m.


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